The couple, who first met and worked together on That '70s Show, will also join rapper Shaggy to solve a snack-food mystery

By Sonal Dutt
January 19, 2021 07:00 AM
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who both starred together on That '70s Show, are reuniting on screen for a new Super Bowl commercial.

On Thursday, Cheetos unveiled the first look at their upcoming ad for Super Bowl LV, which features Kutcher, 42, opening an envelope containing a set of mysterious black-and-white photographs and an empty bag of Cheetos' new Crunch Pop Mix. Is this evidence of a potential snack crime? Perhaps.

In the second cryptic teaser for the commercial, shared exclusively with PEOPLE, the mystery gets murkier. The scene opens with Kunis, 37, standing in a dark room, giving a dramatic monologue to the camera. "What exactly are you insinuating? You think that I would do that to you, to go behind your back after everything that we've been through?" I can't even look at you!" the Bad Moms actress says as she breaks down in tears.

Abruptly, Kunis stops crying, breaks character and turns to face—surprise!—rapper Shaggy, who is sitting behind her in the room. "Ugh, too much?" she asks Shaggy, who appears to be coaching the star on her possible alibi.

"Just stick to the line I gave you," he tells her, unimpressed with her melodramatic version. Kunis replies: "Yeah, okay," and turns back for another round of practice as Shaggy's hit "It Wasn't Me" begins playing. Is Kunis being accused of stealing her husband's bag of Cheetos? Perhaps, again.

While Kutcher and Kunis don’t appear together in either of the released teasers, the couple will reunite when the full commercial airs during the big game on Sunday, Feb. 7th.

Ashton Kutcher to star in Cheetos's new Super Bowl 2021 commercial
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Kutcher and Kunis, who married in July 2015 and have two children together, first met on the set That '70s Show in 1998—when Kunis was 15 and Kutcher was 20. During an interview with PEOPLE in 2001, she revealed that her first real-life kiss was a scripted one between her and Kutcher's characters on the FOX comedy.

"I was like, 'Oh, he's so cute, it's the Calvin Klein model!'" Kunis told PEOPLE at the time. "Then I was like, 'I have to kiss him?' I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him." To Kunis' relief, she said Kutcher put her as ease during the intimate scene. "Ashton was so nice," she recalled. "He just made jokes and gave me funny little compliments. He made me laugh."

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Kutcher claims he was just as nervous, but was unaware that his now-wife was secretly panicking while filming the scene.

"I'm the first guy she kissed? Oh my god, I had no idea!" said Kutcher, also in 2001. "I'm so glad I didn't know that or it would've been too much pressure." Added Kutcher, "I was so nervous. She acted so cool. She seemed as if she'd done it a thousand times. I was the one with the butterflies in my stomach. I mean, here's this little girl and I have to kiss her. It was nerve-racking."

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Since their time on That '70s Show, the couple have collaborated on a few other on-screen projects together. In 2014, a then-pregnant Kunis made a guest appearance on Two and a Half Men during Kutcher's time on the show. The pair also appeared in a parody trailer for a fake film called MoonQuake Lake in the Annie musical remake that year.

Super Bowl 55 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Tampa, Fla., and will air on CBS.